What A Weird Form Of Sabotage

, , | Working | February 24, 2020

I’m a merchandiser, which means I go from store to store making sure everything looks good for our product and doing updates. However, a lot of stores think that I’m a crazy person off the street sabotaging their merchandise.

Me:
“Hello, can I speak with the manager?”

Manager:
“Hello.”

Me:
“I’m from [Company] and we’re doing updates on [Product] today?”

Manager:
“Oh, yes… We got an email saying that you’d be here.”

He looks at me like I’m crazy.

Me:
“Well, can you show me where [Product] is? I have to put these new stickers on them.”

Manager:
*Doubtfully* “Okayyyyyy…”

We go to the back and find the product and I start putting the stickers on. I’m in my uniform, groomed neatly, and do not look like a crazy person at all.

Manager:
“Which company did you say you were from?”

Me:
“[Company]. I can call them if you like and you can talk? Didn’t you say that you got an email?”

Manager:
“Oh, that’s right. No, I believe you…”

He continued to eye me doubtfully as if waiting for me to say, “Just kidding! I pranked you!” I really don’t get why he’d think someone would come in and start putting stickers on things, just for kicks! I guess they’ve had weirder people, though? Later, my company told me that the product wasn’t done and accused me of being lazy. It turned out that the manager took off the stickers!

I ended up quitting soon after.

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